Reasons to Visit Niagara Falls During Your Summer Holidays

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Get ready to be inspired by the sheer beauty and awe-inspiring power of the Falls, the thrilling attractions that await, and the vibrant atmosphere that envelops this iconic destination. Join us as we unveil the top reasons why Niagara Falls should be your go-to destination for an unforgettable summer adventure.

1. World Class Attractions Within A Block of Niagara Falls!

Click here for a birds eye view of Clifton Hill showing all our recommended attractions!

As the Summer holidays gets into full swing with the countless attractions scattered throughout the Niagara region; deciding on the perfect activities can be a daunting task, often leaving us with a lingering sense of uncertainty. To alleviate this challenge, we have curated an efficient road-map, ensuring that you make the most of your next vacation with confidence and ease.


Clifton Hill’s World Famous Street of Fun by the Falls is widely regarded as Canada’s premier tourism and family fun destination. A place brimming with fantastic thrills and excitement. A place that can inspire carefree wanderlust and seamlessly blends fantasy with reality.

Our vibrant, bustling amusement area is renowned for its great rides, remarkable games, spectacular Niagara Falls setting, and friendly attitude. Here we are going to share with you all the cornerstone attractions that provide the best bang for your buck within 1 square block of the Falls!

2. Niagara SkyWheel On Clifton Hill

Niagara SkyWheel

Soar 175 feet above Niagara Falls for the most spectacular view you will ever experience. Climate controlled gondolas provide year round sightseeing comfort, day and night. The SkyWheel is located on Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls.
Adult: CAN $15 | Child (3-12 yrs): CAN $7 | Youth (2 yrs & under): FREE

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The SkyWheel and Niagara Speedway are Clifton Hill’s biggest attractions and are located right next to each other! For a combined total of $28 (Adult), Niagara Speedway Goes Great with the Niagara SkyWheel observation wheel!

3. Niagara Speedway

The Niagara Speedway is North America’s largest elevated go-cart track facility. It is a marriage of traditional go-karts with the added fun & excitement of an elevated coaster styled track!

Drivers: CAN $13.00 | Passengers: CAN $4.00

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The Niagara Speedway and Niagara SkyWheel are Clifton Hill’s biggest attractions and are located right next to each other! For a combined total of $28 (Adult), Niagara Speedway Goes Great with the Niagara SkyWheel observation wheel!

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4. Niagara City Cruises On Clifton Hill (Hornblower)

The Voyage to the Falls boat tour provides an up-close viewing of the magnificent Great Gorge, American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and of course the mighty Horseshoe Falls. You’ll experience the thundering roar, awesome power and amazing mist of the magnificent Niagara Falls.

Adult: CAN$32.75 | Child (5-12 yrs): CAN$22.75 | Child (2 yrs and under): FREE

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With Niagara City Cruise Boat Tour & the Niagara SkyWheel both being world class and in close proximity to each other, it makes a lot of sense to experience both while visiting Niagara Falls. It also helps that both are priced reasonably.
For a combined total of $47.75 (Adult), Voyage to Niagara Falls Goes Great with the Niagara SkyWheel observation wheel!


For a combined total of $60.75 (Adult), Voyage to Falls Goes Even Better with the Niagara Speedway and Niagara SkyWheel observation wheel!

5. Dinosaur Adventure Golf On Clifton Hill

As one of the nation’s largest miniature golf courses, Dinosaur Adventure Golf features two 18-hole courses: “Raptor” and “T-Rex” (A Total of 36 Holes); 3 distinct decorative ponds with fast-moving rapids and bubblers; and a 50 foot high “active” steam-erupting volcano that lets golfers play directly through a realistically eerie, cavernous volcanic interior on their way to the 18th hole.

Adult: CAN$11.99 | Child: CAN$6.99 | Youth (2 yrs and under): FREE

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Dinosaur Adventure Golf and the Niagara SkyWheel are among Clifton Hill’s top attractions and are located right next to each other! For a combined total of $26.99 (Adult), Dino Golf Goes Great with the Niagara SkyWheel!

6. Fallsview Water Park On Clifton Hill

The Fallsview Indoor Waterpark is “Simply Amazing” with 125,000 square feet of action-packed water fun. Featuring a mammoth play area, the massive 1,000 gallon tipping bucket, enormous 6 storey high waterslides, the full-sized wave pool, year-round outdoor activity pool and sundeck and more.

Adult/Child: From $38.99 CAD |  Child (2 yrs and under): FREE

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7. Ripley’s Museum On Clifton Hill

Ripley's Museum

The New Ripley’s Odditorium is a must see for any visitor to Niagara Falls, all new with over 900 exhibits, never seen before. Highly interactive fun for kids and just pure enjoyment for the whole family. A must do attraction while in Niagara. Children and adults will leave in awe after spending more 60 minutes exploring the all new Ripley’s. With 11,000 square feet, every corner of the building is filled with artifacts and entertainment that you just can’t miss during your visit to Niagara Falls.

Adult: CAN $28.99 | Child: CAN $22.99 | Child (4 yrs and under): FREE

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Get a better deal when you order the 3 way combo package here.

8. Carnival Chaos On Clifton Hill

A disturbed clown looking for vengeance traps you in his nightmare, filled with creatures manifested from his mind in a ghastly setting. You’ll be tossed, pulled and toyed with like a mouse caught by a villainous cat. Get over your fears, gather your friends and family, then get ready to battle the fiendish hordes at Carnival Chaos.

Adult: CAN $9.99 | Child: CAN $7.99

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Carnival Chaos and the Niagara Speedway are Clifton Hill’s two newest attractions and are also located in the same courtyard! For a combined total of $22.99 (Adult), Carnival Chaos Goes Great with the Niagara Speedway!

9. Zombie Attack On Clifton Hill

Zombie Attack

The Zombie apocalypse is upon us all – and only you can save the world! Survive brain-hungry zombies in the multi-sensory adventure, featuring real-time 6D graphics. Challenge your friends in the scoring battle to prove who is champion of mankind.

Adult: CAN $9.99 | Child: CAN $5.99 | Youth (2 yrs and under): FREE

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Zombie Attack and the Niagara Speedway are among Clifton Hill’s top rated “thrill attractions” located in the same courtyard! For a combined total of $22.99 (Adult), Zombie Attack Goes Great with the Niagara Speedway!

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10. Queen Victoria Park Near Clifton Hill

Queen Victoria Park

Queen Victoria Park is the “heart” of the Niagara Parks, and is the main area to go to view the majestic Niagara Falls. Bounded by the escarpment, the Niagara Gorge, and the Niagara River, the park features a valuable collection of unique native and international plant species from around the world. Summer showcases many carpet bed displays as well as 1000’s of flora throughout the park. Magenta, and Lantana standards, coleus, cannas and many others provide many beautiful points of interest that appeal to any type of visitor, including horticultural professionals. Queen Victoria Park is also home to the majestic Canadian & American FallsTable Rock CentreHornblower Niagara Cruises and Wildplay’s Zipline to the Falls.

Adult: FREE | Child: FREE

Top Recommendation: Head out early to avoid the crowds that congregate at the American Falls.

11. WildPlay Zipline to the Falls On Clifton Hill

Niagara Zipline

WildPlay’s flight without feathers is the coolest way for humans to soar across the sky – now with amazing world wonder views in Niagara Falls! On four parallel ziplines that face the American and Canadian Horseshoe Falls, riders dangle from a precarious 67 metre (220 foot) high vantage point. The fully-guided experience adds to the breathtaking panorama as gravity brings riders 670 metres down, at speeds of 70+ kph, along the edge the vast Niagara river gorge to the Falls observation landing. Feel the incredible force of nature on your face!

Single: $69.99 CAD | Minimum Age: 7 | 275lbs Max | Low Difficulty

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Top Recommendation: Head out after supper when the Falls are lit up beautifully by the setting sun.

12. Niagara Falls Illumination From Clifton Hill

Niagara Falls illuminated

Every evening beginning at dusk the Falls are lit in the colours of the rainbow – don’t miss the unmatched beauty of the Falls at night! The Illumination of the Falls has been Financed and Operated by The Niagara Falls Illumination Board since 1925. Currently the Niagara Falls Illumination Board is offering special illuminations, see this weeks schedule on our Falls illumination page.

Bonus: Free High Speed WiFi on Clifton Hill!

This season, remember to enjoy our FREE Clifton Hill WiFi zones! Select Clifton Hill Free WiFi listed in your phone’s WiFi network options:

  • SkyWheel Courtyard
  • Dinosaur Adventure Golf
  • Movieland Wax Museum
  • Wendy’s Restaurant
  • Great Canadian Midway
  • Fudge Factory
  • Dinosaur Adventure Golf
  • Tim Hortons Clifton Hill
  • Kelsey’s Clifton Hill
  • Niagara Speedway
  • Go ahead and connect, browse, snap, tweet, email, and post!

Further Bonus: Top Tourist Parking in Niagara Falls!

Clifton Hill Offers the easiest most hassle-free place to find parking in Niagara Falls depending on the time of year, many visitors descend upon the Niagara Falls area to take in the Falls and all the surrounding attractions and events. Yet, you needn’t struggle to find parking with the enormous parking area, spanning the two Casinos, in the middle of it all — On Clifton Hill! Click here for Niagara Falls’ main parking lot.

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